Remodeling Your House Could Be Bad for Your Health?

Remodeling can give an old home a fresh new look.

But while your home is getting its facelift, dangerous substances in older building materials may be lurking beneath floors, behind walls, and above ceilings.

So before you take a sledgehammer to your kitchen, bathroom, or any room for remodeling, investigate your home's history.

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